Our company, the High-End Consumer Electronics Distribution Company m.b.H, has been a think tank, as well as a manufacturing and distribution company for more than a quarter century, founded in 1986 by Marita and Thomas Hoehne.
Their vision of entertainment systems that could faithfully reproduce music was the company’s declared objective. The label of "SOVEREIGN" was intended for our very best equipment developments.
Their focus on the essentials, the heart and soul of high-end hi-fi equipment and amplifiers, was received the special attention of the Hoehne family.
"When we one day build the best amplifiers, we will name them SOVEREIGN."
(Thomas Hoehne in July of 1986)
The first devices that were presented to the public in 1986 have already reached cult status from today's perspective. They were named after the former chief developer and offered under the brand name "NEUMANN AUDIO TECHNIK". These amplifier models were immediately honored with top marks and titles such as "reference class" from leading journals. The A300.M mono amplifiers have been legendary since then.
A300.M debut work is now rare collectibles.
International success was not long in coming, and so the “SOVEREIGN“ project of Marita und Thomas was expedited with an extended development team.
With a meticulous and joyful approach, the whole team worked with the Hoehne family to set up two new amplifier lines. One that distinguished itself by the best sound-price ratio, and became internationally known under the proprietary AARON brand name, replacing the trademark "NEUMANN AUDIO TECHNIK" in 1989.
The others received the name that Marita and Thomas had reserved for only the very best: SOVEREIGN.
It was an exciting and eventful time for everyone involved, and from it emerged today’s classics such as the stereo amplifier “SOVEREIGN The First“. Employees and leaders have always been both delighted and proud to have belonged to the inner circle of the high-end team and all have learned a lot here. And rightly so.
It started the networking and internationalization of the projects, which, in 1989, the Hoehne family moved to the Dutch Hertogenbosch for their production.
To this day, this fosters the European spirit and culture of production in our company.
Without any limitations whatsoever, the technology and implementation of what one can really describe as high-end, the end point of what is possible or “State of the Art“, was worked on for years: THE SOVEREIGN
The dream amplifier for natural music reproduction, in the form of two towers, was honored in 1995 by an entry in the “Guinness Book of Records“.
THE SOVEREIGN is not only an expression of our company’s performance, but the amplifier towers ,at 1.5 meters high each, are used as a benchmark of what is possible for each of our products, as technological support for the latest developments and constantly for laboratory testing.
You can also, of course, imitate the family, and use the twin towers in your own living room for absolute listening pleasure, if possible equipped with a three-phase connector, allowing a delivery time of at least 6 months and investing EUR 129,990 in the most beautiful thing in the world: Music.